Saturn stations Direct 2016
Saturn stations Direct 2016 next Saturday at 2:50 AM PDT. Saturn is at 9.47° Sagittarius so it is trining my natal 9th house Moon/Uranus conjunction in Leo. Possible displays of this influence, according to Ebertin are: self-control, self-will, striving for independence, and sudden illness, among others. Fingers crossed that I don’t experience the last one. In general, the negative manifestations occur with hard aspects, (conjunctions, oppositions, and squares). Anyone with planets around 10 degrees of mutable signs, (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) can expect some Saturn activity. If you have fire placements near this degree, (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), then you will also notice the shift as Saturn stations Direct. How it manifests will depend on the planets involved, but Saturn concentrates or inhibits the energy, which can show up as focus and concentration, or isolation and depression. In the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, Saturn is especially concerned with justice and prudence, encouraging the urge to explore the religious and philosophical systems by which you live. Now is a good time to evaluate whether your life goals are in alignment with your core values.
The rest of the Week & Voids
Today Mercury opposes Neptune at 9:24 AM so don’t expect any clarity in thoughts or communication. Monday is dominated by a Void Moon in Libra from 10:41 AM, when the Moon opposes Uranus, (sudden upset and excitement), until 9:51 PM when the Moon enters Scorpio. Get any important submissions done before the Void and stick to pleasant schmoozing for the rest of the day. Wednesday afternoon brings a useful Mercury/Pluto trine if you need to do research or get to the bottom of a difficult puzzle. Another Void Moon occurs Thursday morning, but only until 10:24 AM when the Moon enters ever optimistic Sagittarius. So get an early start on Monday and a late start on Thursday. Friday Jupiter opposes Chiron at 4:59 PM. That’s expansion of indelible anguish, or perhaps a chance to recognize and transform this via projection. Remember Jung’s quote: “Projections change the world into a replica of one’s own unknown face.”
More Saturn stations Direct
Saturn is the archetype of the Senex, or the wise old man. It represents the principle of perseverance and economy. The Saturn Return, that happens between the ages of 28 and 30, and again between the ages of 58 and 60, is a time of solidifying the structure of the self. There is a poignancy to this period. A sudden feeling of finality. Saturn is time itself and the concrete world of reality. When Saturn returns to the position it was at the time of your birth, you have a strong sense of your mortality. There is an urgency to accomplish something lasting to leave behind. Saturn, like all planetary archetypes, has a range of meanings and manifestations. It is: bones, time, death, separation, discipline, karma, the harvest, recognition, just deserts, hard work, ambition, perseverance, melancholy, reserve, and obstacles. Saturn can also be seen as the archetype of the Shadow. It is our most vulnerable spot where we feel afraid and want to hide away this defect.